I found a few tiny images of Danish Centurions from the late 80s.On the gun mantlet next to the main 105 gun was a hooded item which in the text said some had rangefinders and laser sights.Has anybody any clearer pictures of this equipment or point me to any good books etc.
Many thanks from Richard
That sounds like the same one as used on their Leopard 1’s, such as seen in Bosnia.
I have a bunch of pictures.
If you send me a message with your email address, I will send them to you.
Yes this is the version id like to model.
Regards from Richard
I believe part of it is a PZB 200 as seen on some earlier Leopard 1s. I’ve found some pictures before on one preserved in a museum. Also someone in Germany made a 3D print but they said they only ship within the EU.
Nice looking set, but I’d replace the shroud with brass shim stck for two reasons: scale thickness and to eliminate the striations.
Many thanks.The 3D print looks pretty darn good.Im in the U.K so i guess the company wouldnt send to us brexiteers.Be great if a resin company would do the equipment.
All the best from Richard
To be honest - and I’m cognizant that I should practice what I preach - it doesn’t look that difficult a scratch build - depending on how detailed you want it to be. Some plastic strip, tubing, rod and perhaps some solder for the cabling. Then either thin plastic card or as suggested, some brass sheet for the cover.
I’m pretty ham-fisted when it comes to even cutting a straight edge, but I might have a go at this, if one day, I fancy modelling a Danish Centurion.
Just a thought.
Yes i agree fella.Im not the.best at fabricating stuff from plastic rod etc.Only have basic tools and no lathe or 3d printer.Id have a go but i see lots of filler and guess work hehe.
I’d have suggested scratch building it as well, but a lot of modelers would rather opt for the avaialable upgrade. For me, I could have the thing know led out days before it arrived in the mail. The final point in the decision to scratch build is the fact that most of the detail is on the underside, where you’d be hard pressed to see it once completed. I not one of those “But I’ll know it’s there” modelers.
In the time it took me to type this I’d already be finished with that shroud.
Yes indeed.Im not a rivet counter and happy to make a half decent model.Ailments stop me from devoting my time to kits.So i have to work in small time scales brfore issues set in.I still like modelling and seeing others work.Im 54 and still not even used a double action airbrush and mainly rely on a handpainted or rattle canned finish.Id have a good go at making the set up and like you said most would be hidden by the shroud cover.
Cheers from Richard
Yep, looks like field gray and black for the exterior.
And I as well. I’ve got over 20 AFV Club Cents in the stash. This one looks like a fun build. Not too much to go crazy over, i.e. wazoo light guards, boxed front fenders, extra footman loops on the skitrts…
I agree about the Field Gray too.
Chaps, I’d have to advise against Field Grey - though I appreciate the pic that Paul’s shown does indeed look like it. I find Tamiya Field Grey just fine for that 70s/80s Brit finish but in my experience (quite a few exercises with the Danes in the 70s/80s) the green colour has a little bit more of a yellow-ish finish. That’s not to claim any great superiority of knowledge - and colour is always subjective - but see for instance:
But I also seem to recall that a Danish modeller was on here not so long ago with his Centurions, and somewhere in my dim brain, I think Olivier Carneau has made one.
Perhaps they’ll see this and chip in.
20 cents wow now thats a mega stash.Must get some myself.Think ive got 10 m60 a1 and a3 kits so kinda addicted and 10.Leopard one kits.We modellers are hoarders par.excellance
This is from Danilog from a couple of years ago:
I know this isn’t the best way to cross-refer the subject but I can’t seem to remember how(!)
Anyway, Kjeld’s thread is surely helpful.
Who does the 3D printed PZB 200, I’m interested in getting my hands on one.
Perfect scale modelbau in Germany make.a resin Pzb 200 in their range and im sure that Mengs.1a3 kit.has one.If you message Christian on this thread he will let you know the 3d producer.
Cheers from Richard